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Surah al-Tahrim, Chapter 66

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

In the Name of God the Compassionate, the Merciful

Verses 1 – 7

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ لِمَ تُحَرِّمُ مَا أَحَلَّ اللَّهُ لَكَ ۖ تَبْتَغِي مَرْضَاتَ أَزْوَاجِكَ ۚ وَاللَّهُ غَفُورٌ رَحِيمٌ {1}

1. Oh you Prophet, why do illegalize (Mary) your legitmate wife, to please your wife (Hafza).1 God is Forgiving and Merciful.

قَدْ فَرَضَ اللَّهُ لَكُمْ تَحِلَّةَ أَيْمَانِكُمْ ۚ وَاللَّهُ مَوْلَاكُمْ ۖ وَهُوَ الْعَلِيمُ الْحَكِيمُ {2}

2. Verily has God decided absolution of your oath and is to your assistance. He is Omniscient and Wise.

وَإِذْ أَسَرَّ النَّبِيُّ إِلَىٰ بَعْضِ أَزْوَاجِهِ حَدِيثًا فَلَمَّا نَبَّأَتْ بِهِ وَأَظْهَرَهُ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ عَرَّفَ بَعْضَهُ وَأَعْرَضَ عَنْ بَعْضٍ ۖ فَلَمَّا نَبَّأَهَا بِهِ قَالَتْ مَنْ أَنْبَأَكَ هَٰذَا ۖ قَالَ نَبَّأَنِيَ الْعَلِيمُ الْخَبِيرُ {3}

3. When the Prophet disclosed the secret2 and when she divulged it to Ayesha, God exposed it to the Prophet (through Gabriel), upon which the Propet acquainted with a part of it withholding the rest (to Hafza) and when when he did so Hafza asked who advised him the Prophet said, “God the Mighty Knower of events.3

إِنْ تَتُوبَا إِلَى اللَّهِ فَقَدْ صَغَتْ قُلُوبُكُمَا ۖ وَإِنْ تَظَاهَرَا عَلَيْهِ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ هُوَ مَوْلَاهُ وَجِبْرِيلُ وَصَالِحُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ ۖ وَالْمَلَائِكَةُ بَعْدَ ذَٰلِكَ ظَهِيرٌ {4}

4. If the both of you (Hafza and Ayesha) did penance to God it is better. Verily your hearts are turned away from truth.4 If you reinforce each other, cerily is God assistant to him (the Prophet), Gabriel, and (Ali) the pious faithful and thereafter angels shall assist him.

عَسَىٰ رَبُّهُ إِنْ طَلَّقَكُنَّ أَنْ يُبْدِلَهُ أَزْوَاجًا خَيْرًا مِنْكُنَّ مُسْلِمَاتٍ مُؤْمِنَاتٍ قَانِتَاتٍ تَائِبَاتٍ عَابِدَاتٍ سَائِحَاتٍ ثَيِّبَاتٍ وَأَبْكَارًا {5}

5. Verily shall God if he (the Prophet) divorce them, replace them with better (more obedient wives than yu supplicant, faithful, compkliant, penitent, prayerful, fast observers, widows, and maidens.

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا قُوا أَنْفُسَكُمْ وَأَهْلِيكُمْ نَارًا وَقُودُهَا النَّاسُ وَالْحِجَارَةُ عَلَيْهَا مَلَائِكَةٌ غِلَاظٌ شِدَادٌ لَا يَعْصُونَ اللَّهَ مَا أَمَرَهُمْ وَيَفْعَلُونَ مَا يُؤْمَرُونَ {6}

6. Oh you faithful, save yourself and family from the hellilsh fire, ingredient whereof is man and sulphur and on which are appointed angels, who do not disobey God in the least, in what is ordered to them and carry out implicitly whatever they are commanded.

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا لَا تَعْتَذِرُوا الْيَوْمَ ۖ إِنَّمَا تُجْزَوْنَ مَا كُنْتُمْ تَعْمَلُونَ {7}

7. Oh you ungrateful (infidels), your excuse will not be accepted today. Verily you shall only be rewarded as per your deeds.

Moral

Truth spoken before time may be not only hurtful but even unlawful, except under Divien Text.

Verses 8 – 12

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا تُوبُوا إِلَى اللَّهِ تَوْبَةً نَصُوحًا عَسَىٰ رَبُّكُمْ أَنْ يُكَفِّرَ عَنْكُمْ سَيِّئَاتِكُمْ وَيُدْخِلَكُمْ جَنَّاتٍ تَجْرِي مِنْ تَحْتِهَا الْأَنْهَارُ يَوْمَ لَا يُخْزِي اللَّهُ النَّبِيَّ وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مَعَهُ ۖ نُورُهُمْ يَسْعَىٰ بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَبِأَيْمَانِهِمْ يَقُولُونَ رَبَّنَا أَتْمِمْ لَنَا نُورَنَا وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا ۖ إِنَّكَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ {8}

8. Oh you faithful, do sincere penance to God.5 Shortly, your Providence shall hide your sins and admit you in paradise beneath which flow streams, on the day when God shall not disappoint the Prophet and the faithful with him (by rejecting their intercession). Their leaders (Divine Lights) shall be hastening a head of them, along the Bridge (over hell) to take them to paradise,while the faithful shall be prahying to their Providence, to befit them to take full advantage of their leaders and forgive them as He is certainly Omnipotent.

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ جَاهِدِ الْكُفَّارَ وَالْمُنَافِقِينَ وَاغْلُظْ عَلَيْهِمْ ۚ وَمَأْوَاهُمْ جَهَنَّمُ ۖ وَبِئْسَ الْمَصِيرُ {9}

9. Oh you Prophet, fight against the infidels with hypocrites and treat them strictly. their destination is hell, which is an awful abode.6

ضَرَبَ اللَّهُ مَثَلًا لِلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا امْرَأَتَ نُوحٍ وَامْرَأَتَ لُوطٍ ۖ كَانَتَا تَحْتَ عَبْدَيْنِ مِنْ عِبَادِنَا صَالِحَيْنِ فَخَانَتَاهُمَا فَلَمْ يُغْنِيَا عَنْهُمَا مِنَ اللَّهِ شَيْئًا وَقِيلَ ادْخُلَا النَّارَ مَعَ الدَّاخِلِينَ {10}

10. God has exemplified, for the infidels, the case of the wives of the Prophets, Noah and Lot, who were subordinate to two of His faithful Prophets (virtuous devotees) to whom they proved dishonest (as inthe case of Our Prophet) and their being wives of the Prophet could not save them from being condemned to hell when they shall be asked to enter therein.

وَضَرَبَ اللَّهُ مَثَلًا لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا امْرَأَتَ فِرْعَوْنَ إِذْ قَالَتْ رَبِّ ابْنِ لِي عِنْدَكَ بَيْتًا فِي الْجَنَّةِ وَنَجِّنِي مِنْ فِرْعَوْنَ وَعَمَلِهِ وَنَجِّنِي مِنَ الْقَوْمِ الظَّالِمِينَ {11}

11. (Similarly) has God exemplified, for the faithful, the wife of Pharaoh, when she prayed to her Providence to give her residence near Him, in paradise (make her conjugal with Our Prophet), giving her salvation from Pharaoh and his maldeeds and saving her fromthe tyrannical sect.

وَمَرْيَمَ ابْنَتَ عِمْرَانَ الَّتِي أَحْصَنَتْ فَرْجَهَا فَنَفَخْنَا فِيهِ مِنْ رُوحِنَا وَصَدَّقَتْ بِكَلِمَاتِ رَبِّهَا وَكُتُبِهِ وَكَانَتْ مِنَ الْقَانِتِينَ {12}

12. And the case of Mary (mother of Jesus) daughter of Imran, who had safely guarded her chastity, when We blew into her Our selected soul (in the person of Jesus) and she verified God’s promise and previous texts and was supplicant.

  • 1. Who resented the Prophet’s interxourse with former, in her apartment, during her absence.
  • 2. Of the succession of the first three Khalifas, one after another, aftr his demise, warning Her (Hafza, one of his wives) not to divulge.
  • 3. The entire plot upon this was hatched by these two prophet’s wives with their fathers to murder the Prophet.
  • 4. They were blind-hearted.
  • 5. Which needs sincere regret, undo evil, engage in Divine Remembrance, in compensation of time wasted in commission of sin, determine not to repeat, be steady in prayers of fast and obligatory functions, pay back dues with apology.
  • 6. The Prophet, in his life time, did not enter into a crusade against the hypocrites, except exhorting them for their duplicate policy. It was Ali, as his legal successor (and soul) who, after him, carried out the crusaides in the Battle of the Camel and Siffin (also Hussain in Karbala) and the 12th Divine Light shall do on Resurrection.